Pat Reilly

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Pat Reilly
Personal information
Full name Patrick Reilly
Date of birth 11 February 1873
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death 6 April 1937 (age 64)
Place of death Dundee, Scotland
Teams managed
Years Team
1909-15 Dundee Hibernian
1917-22 Dundee Hibernian

Patrick 'Pat' Reilly (11 February 1873 – 6 April 1937) was a Scottish football manager, who was the first ever manager of Dundee Hibernian, forerunner of Dundee United.


Reilly was born in Dundee to Irish parents. He was a bicycle trader and manufacturer together with his father and his two younger brothers. He became manager/secretary from the initial forming of Dundee Hibernian in 1909. A two-year spell aside, when he remained club secretary, Reilly was in charge for the first thirteen years of Dundee Hibs' existence, leaving just before the name change to Dundee United. It is widely acknowledged that Reilly was instrumental in forming the club, and that without him, there would have been no Dundee United.[1]

He donated a bicycle to the player who scored the first goal at Tannadice Park, John O'Hara of Hibernian.[2]


  1. ^ "Dundee United A - Z ( R )". Dundee United FC website. 
  2. ^ Pattullo, Alan (18 August 2009). "Unique Tannadice ushers in century". The Scotsman (Johnston Press). Retrieved 20 November 2011.